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RING O'ROSES by L. Leslie Brooke


A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book

by L. Leslie Brooke & illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke

Age Range: 1 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1992
ISBN: 0-395-61304-3
Publisher: Clarion

 Never have young children had a better introduction to Mother Goose than this profusely illustrated collection of 21 rhymes, at last available again--see comments above. They are in a new order, but they're all here, and there's now an index. A few plates (perhaps those for which the original art has been lost) seem fuzzy, but most reveal Brooke's marvelous draftsmanship and the subtleties of his painting with new clarity--though some of the colors here revealed will startle his old friends. A book that should be in every child's own library. British critic Neil Philip contributes the same ``Afterword'' to both books. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-8)